Hide Sodeyama

Graphic & Web Designer

I’m a San Francisco based freelance graphic designer with an unique balance of creative and technical expertise, coupled with a strong background in web and print design, bringing over 25 years of experience to my clients. Throughout my career, my focus has always been on clean and clear visual communication that speaks to the targeted audience. In 2005, I founded Desso, Inc. (a California corporation) and┬ábecame an independent graphic designer. I look forward to future opportunities in working on exciting projects.

Specialties

Web Design and Frontend Development
Web Design and Frontend Development
Print Design
Print Design
Identity
Identity
Graphic & Web Design in Japanese Language
Graphic & Web Design in Japanese Language

Project Demographics

Client Location

  • USA
  • Japan

Project Language

  • English
  • Japanese

Design Skills

Software Skill Level

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Animate
HTML & CSS
Wordpress

Knowledge

  • Grid & layout
  • Typography
  • Color theory
  • Web usability
  • User interface design
  • Image editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Printing & pre-press

Work Experience

  • 06. 2005 – Present
    Graphic & Web Designer (Freelance)
    Desso Inc.
  • 04. 1999 – 05. 2005
    Chief Creative Officer & Vice President
    Nextfocus, Inc. (San Ramon, CA)
  • 06. 1988 – 03. 1999
    Creative Director & Graphic Designer
    PMP Advertising, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)

Education

  • 06. 1983 – 06. 1988
    Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
    BFA in Graphic Design
  • 04. 1979 – 03. 1982
    Matsumoto Agatagaoka High School
    Matsumoto, Japan